Kerr steps down from Selectboard

The vice chairman of the Shelburne Selectboard is resigning, and is criticizing a lack of civility within the town government. John Kerr said he will step down Oct. 31 — partway through his two-year term. He retained his seat in March by beating Doris Sage 1,079 to 841. “When I first ran for Selectboard, I expected it… Read More »

Price’s family to continue investigation

Price’s family to continue investigation

The investigation into the shooting death of a 24-year-old St. George woman is officially closed, but her family members say they will pick up where police detectives left off. They plan an inquiry of their own to seek answers to questions they believe are unresolved. Pamela Price, 24, died July 4 at her home in St. George… Read More »

Selectboard wrestles with public reactions

The Shelburne Selectboard received a petition Tuesday night signed by 189 residents asking for a special town meeting to reverse a controversial hazardous materials ordinance, but the documents were ruled out of order. Chairman Gary von Stange said the town charter requires any petition to rescind the ordinance be submitted within 30 days of passage. The ordinance, approved 3-2… Read More »

Town official questions hospital preparedness

A Shelburne Selectboard member who is employed by the University of Vermont Health Network says she believes local hospitals “do not have the response capabilities to deal with a mass casualty event.” Dr. Colleen Parker made the comment in a sworn affidavit filed this week by the Shelburne town government in its contentious lawsuit with… Read More »

CV School District to lose $778,000

VTDigger.org and The Citizen Champlain Valley School District is poised to lose more than $778,000 to the state over the next two fiscal years as part of the deal Gov. Phil Scott and the Legislature struck in June to settle the state budget negotiations. The state of Vermont expects to recapture nearly $13 million in… Read More »

Latest attempt to delay hazardous materials ordinance rejected

The Shelburne Selectboard rejected the latest calls on behalf of residents and businesses to either delay or revise a controversial newly enacted hazardous materials ordinance. The ordinance was approved, 3-2, on Aug. 8 despite serious objections and questions from some town officials, residents and well-known local businesses, including a few firms that said they might be forced… Read More »

Railway asks federal court to block new ordinance

Vermont Railway Inc. is asking a federal judge in Burlington to block the Shelburne town government from enforcing a new ordinance approved last month for regulating storage, handling and distribution of hazardous substances. “The town hurriedly passed two new municipal ordinances” on Aug. 8 and now wants to effectively prohibit the railroad from storing road… Read More »